Wildfires threaten LA, San Diego counties

Residents near Pala, California in northern San Diego Country are being warned to stay away from home. Officials say that a 350-acre wildfire, sparked by a car hitting a power pole, remains a threat, though 60 percent of it was contained by Tuesday afternoon.

State fire Capt. Mike Mohler says a marine layer overnight brought higher humidity. An evacuation order was downgraded to an advisory Monday night but Mohler has urged residents to remain cautious.

In rural Los Angeles County another 360-acre blaze near the San Bernardino County border is 90 percent surrounded. Lightning in the Pinon Hills started that brush fire.

So far no buildings have been damaged in either fire.

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